10 Jul 2014, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Singapore is facing a spike in dengue cases as the country reported 898 cases in the week ending 5 July 2014, risingly sharply from the previous week of 674 cases.
According to Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA), the population of adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has doubled since May 2014.
As of 7 July 2014, there have been a total of 9,697 reported cases this year, though the figure is around 23 percent lower than that in the same period last year.
NEA informd that DENV-1, the strain of virus that caused the 2013 epidemic in Singapore, remained dominant, accounting for almost 90 percent of infections and Singapore population is susceptible to dengue infection due to the lack of immunity to DENV-1.